Mason Mount became a Patron for Together for Short Lives on 10 January 2021. The announcement of Mason’s patronage was made on his 22nd birthday.
I received the best birthday present today, Together for Short Lives has made me a Patron of its charity. I’m so proud of the work they do to support to children with life-limiting conditions and their families. Together for Short Lives is a lifeline to them and I have seen first-hand the truly amazing work they do.
Mason is passionate about making a lifetime of difference to seriously ill children, and doing all he can to raise vital funds to help the charity reach out to the growing number of children with life-limiting conditions and families in need of support.
Mason Mount is a professional footballer for Manchester United and England, he previously played for Chelsea, for whom he won the Champions League in 2021. Off the pitch, Mason particularly enjoys spending time with his family. Mason has always had an innate desire to help others and is proud to be a Patron for Together for Short Lives.
Since first meeting with Together for Short Lives, Mason Mount has been dedicated to supporting our work with seriously ill children and families, supporting our Children’s Hospice Week campaign, being an ambassador for our partnership with BGC Charity Day and getting behind our Christmas Together Appeal. Mason made a passionate appeal film after making a surprise zoom call to one of the families that Together for Short Lives supports. Mason was shocked to discover how long the family had to wait to hear their son’s diagnosis, and how they were left feeling devastated and alone before finding help from Together for Short Lives. You can watch Mason Mount’s appeal film here.
In October 2021 Mason visited Christopher’s Children’s Hospice, part of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices – his first opportunity to visit a children’s hospice as patron of Together for Short Lives. He enjoyed spending time meeting the hospice care team, as well as children and their families who are supported by the hospice. There were lots of smiles, laughter and stories shared – and the children even got to kick a ball around with Mason and learn some football skills.
It was great to meet the children today and see for myself that children’s hospices are places of warmth, joy and laughter.